The Dad Strength Podcast

Mattie Leon is a singer/songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario. In the wholesome episode to date, Leon describes the transition from touring musician to fatherhood and why a good story doesn't always need a dramatic arc. Here, we learn about his (great) relationship with his dad and how a song that makes grown men cry became the seed of this episode.

You can listen to more music at or follow Mattie Leon on Instagram @mattieleonmusic

Father's Wedding Speech performed by Mattie Leon; written by Mattie Leon, Michael Leon, and Nelson Sobral; produced by Mark Howard; used with permission from Castlemore Records

Title music by Daniel Ross, additional music by Jeremy Glenn. Edited by Jeremy Glenn

What is The Dad Strength Podcast?

There is no strength like dad strength. It is quiet, patient, and persistent. Some would say stubborn, dammit. Dad strength rarely makes the highlight reel. It exists in the in-between spaces....The times when nobody—except maybe your kid—is watching.

The Dad Strength Podcast was created to support and encourage the best in dads like you. Authors, entrepreneurs, artists, and experts from all over share their wisdom with us. We discuss 360º health, doing work that matters, and—of course—fatherhood. These conversations are fun, informative, and always emphasize action and understanding.

The Dad Strength Podcast is hosted by Geoff Girvitz. Geoff is a father, fitness expert, and curious fellow. Based in Toronto, he has been featured in Vice, GQ, and multiple exercise publications. He is known for innovation and real-world success in the fitness industry. Now, Geoff is pointing a wide-angle lens at health and parenthood. Workouts and nutrition are just part of the program. He will be looking at relationships, critical thinking, motivation, and discipline. In short, anything you need to earn the mug that says “*World’s Greatest Dad.”*

“I want to be Mr. Rogers for men over 30,” says Geoff. “There is so much noise and confusion out there.” We *all* need a community devoted to the best we have inside of us. The Dad Strength Podcast is here to make the world a better place through our roles as fathers and as men.